A House Fire In Ontario Last Night Is Now Being Investigated As A Murder
Edward Street will be closed throughout the day for police investigation.
York Regional Police are currently investigating an Aurora house fire that occurred overnight on Friday in the GTA town. The fire has since been put out, but police are stating that it is being deemed as suspicious after a body was discovered inside the residence. Anyone who may have seen anything in this area on Friday night or Saturday morning is asked to contact police.
Early Saturday morning, York Regional Police confirmed that a house fire had occurred on Edward Street throughout the night. While police have yet to release much detail on the incident, they state that the fire is suspicious, meaning arson may be to blame.
Currently, homicide investigators are leading the investigation after a body was discovered in the house after the fire. So far, no age of sex has been released about the victim, but CP24 reports that it is believed to be an adult.
According to City News, first responders were called to the house on Edward Street around 1 AM. By the time that firefighters arrived on the scene, the house was already fully engulfed in flames.
Firefighters were able to get the fire under control and put it out about an hour after, at around 2 AM. Since then, police have been able to enter the residence and investigate the death that is currently being deemed suspicious.
At the moment, Edward Street is remaining closed at Harrison Avenue as the investigation continues by homicide detectives. York Regional Police state that residents can expect this road to remain closed for several hours.
A local Aurora resident also tells Narcity that the house on Edward Street was just put on the market and was recently just sold. A real estate sign can also be seen in the photos posted by police.
According to Zolo, the house was sold on June 6, 2019, for $460,000.
Anyone who may have seen suspicious activity in this area throughout Friday night and Saturday morning, or who has additional information on this case, is asked to contact York Regional Police at 866-876-5423 ext. 7865.